Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2210

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in moist deciduous forests, hammocks, bluff forests, pine-oak hickory submesic forests, perhaps only or primarily over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary
Flowers in spherical umbels from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Smilax lasioneura   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax lasioneura   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Smilax herbacea var. lasioneura

 

COMMON NAME:
Midwestern Carrionflower


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image of Smilax lasioneura

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_flwrwad

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Flowers in axillary umbels, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Smilax lasioneura

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_wad199

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaf bases cordate, the leaf margins convex in outline, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Smilax lasioneura

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_wad2

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Stem herbaceous, lacking prickles. Plant vine-like, climbing or sprawling, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Smilax lasioneura

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_wm2

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Smilax lasioneura

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslasioneura_wm3

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves pale green & dull below, & puberulent, at least on the veins, per Weakley's Flora.